The Jane Austen Book Club met on Dec. 22 for our annual Regency Christmas Party. We welcomed back our college students, Sara and Joanne. Their energy and enthusiasm are always a treat. We drank tea and ate cakes and discussed our plans for 2010. Since we've read through our beloved Jane's works twice, we decided to read other female writers of the period. We begin next month, January 11th, at 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm with Elizabeth Gaskell's Cranford, which is also being televised on Masterpiece this month. We will follow next month with the television adaptation starring the cream of British actors, Dame Judy Dench, Imelda Staunton, Francesca Annis, Michael Gambon, Greg Wise, Eileen Atkins and many others.
Please join us, even if you haven't read the book. You can enjoy the conversation. tea and cakes and comraderie!.